I've had this hanging birdhouse cake on my wish list for a while now but because I do not do structures yet I had it pending.
Recently having got my new cake frame kit with the galvanized wire, I finally was able to make this cake.
Now I don't really have a cake tutorial for you because there are a few paid tutorials that you can buy. However, since I had many recent questions about this cake, I do have a few answers and pictures of my cake to share with you.
About the cake structure
As I said above - I used the cake frame. I have spoken in length about the cake frame in one of my previous posts here.
The cake frame is really easy to use and the instructions come with the kit. Dawn had made a few videos on YouTube sharing how to use the cake frame as well.
The first picture here shows you the cake frame when I started and the second shows you the frame when I was finished. So basically that would be your structure.
This cake structure was about 12 inches tall.
My cake was about 7 inches tall and the rest was for the roof. If you have the cake frame and want any assistance you can actually contact Dawn on her Facebook page and she is very responsive to any questions and assistance you may need.
And of course, the cake was a simple yet moist chocolate cake with pink Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache. Then, paneled with sugar paste. This is store-bought but you could use my homemade sugarpaste/ fondant recipe.
Some of the decorations on the panel were accented with Dark Modeling Chocolate.
You could make a tall cake with a tapered roof but honestly, I think it's best to use a different medium. So for the roof, I used a foam core board.
I used some marbleized fondant for the roof - Isn't that gorgeous marbling?
The bird's body is hand-modeled and the features are made with a wings mold.
Well, that's a little from me on the hanging birdhouse cake. I hope you find some information useful here. And, here again is the final cake.
This cake also made it to the Daily Top Three on Cakes Decor.